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  1. Alaska’s Dalton Highway in a JLURD: Bucket List Material

    Personally liked the Dempster better, but still an absolutely amazing drive. I'm jealous. Had a trip planned up there again this year, but with the border closing, not going to happen. Planning for it next year!
  2. Overlanding Trip Prep

    Did six weeks up to Alaska in 2018 and it wasn't nearly enough time. So I'm doing it for months next year. Did two weeks through Utah/Colorado in 2019. So I'm incredibly jealous. First, avoid National Parks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. So many damn people, especially Glacier, Banff and...
  3. Ground tent vs RTT

    My dog is spoiled, she loves the RTT.
  4. CarPlay problems

    Mine show it is up to date on the web site. I was supposed to get the software updated when they added my AEV lift, but they were having problems downloading it. I still don't have the off road pages on the radio. Someday I'll get it updated. I find if I don't connect the iPhone to the system...
  5. Ouray is Seriously Epic

    I was just there towards the end of July and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Reminded me a lot of being in the Alps (except with all the Jeeps - ha). I can't wait to go back.
  6. JL for a roadtrip??

    I've done a few road trips with mine from Minneapolis. Last year, twice to Colorado and once to Alaska. This year, took it through Wyoming down into Utan and over to Ouray. I think it's pretty comfy for those long days. The dog thinks so too. I've put way too many miles on her already. Ha...
  7. Off-Road Advice West of Denver?

    Not really Jeep related, but the Dillon Dam Brewery is one of my favorite places ever!
  8. Maximus-3 JL Roof Rack System

    The problem is that the channels on the tent don't match with the bars on the platform. The quick releases were designed to be used with the Front Runner platform (the bars run side to side on the Front Runner). What I think I'm going to do is get the accessory bars and use them to attach the...
  9. Maximus-3 JL Roof Rack System

    I've been trying to figure out how to use these! How did you connect them to the rack? This would make me so happy to figure this out. Ha.
  10. AEV 2.5"

    I like this new lift a lot. Was fully loaded and handled Moab and Ouray like a champ.
  11. Affordable Rotopax mount for spare tire

    If you want mine for a decent price, send me a PM. I'm going with a permanent solution.
  12. What is she capable of doing in Moab?

    Just got back from Moab on Sunday. This book was invaluable. Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193483825X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This site was extremely helpful too: https://www.jeeptheusa.com/moab-jeep-trails.html...
  13. Visiting Moab in early August

    For me, Gaia is the best. I have all the areas downloaded ahead of time, so no need for service in the middle of nowhere. There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it, it's pretty invaluable. I used it up to Alaska last year and past the Arctic Circle and didn't run into any issues...
  14. Visiting Moab in early August

    We'll be there in a couple weeks. I'll let you know how it goes. I must admit, I'm a bit nervous coming from the flatlands of Minneapolis. I've done a few trails in the Boulder and Colorado Springs area, but still seeing some of the pictures might make me a wee bit bum clenchy. I found a...
  15. Help Planning Colorado Trip

    Besides the book recommended, I've used the site: http://trailsoffroad.com There's tons of good trails on the way out. I'd recommend looking into the Breckenridge/Montezuma area if you want to stay around I-70. Otherwise, some really fun trails around Colorado Springs along Rampart Range Road...
  16. AEV 2.5"

    Here's a before and after pic. After some minor off-roading and a seven hour trip on the interstate, I'm very satisfied with how it handles.
  17. AEV 2.5"

    With the RTT and all my junk for camping, I had bad sagging in the back. The local Jeep experts suggesting that I add this lift. Had it installed yesterday. Adding 35's and the lift added 6" to mine. Also, eliminated the sag and looks pretty sweet. I'll post some photos later this weekend. I...
  18. Trav's overlanding sport build

    Looks sweet! I have a question, how do you get your tent off the rack? I've had a problem trying to get mine off since there is barely a way to get my hand in between the rack and top.
  19. Newbie off-roading near Denver/Vail

    Just got back from Colorado Springs, there's a bunch of easy stuff right there. Took Mount Herman Road up to Rampart Range road over to the Balanced Rock trail and back down into Garden of the Gods. Amazing views all around. Hopefully the snow is gone by July(!), but last year went over to the...
  20. Looking For Overland Rig Inspirations

    Here's mine. It's been good fun so far. I did the Maximus 3 Rack and some other mods. Planning on adding a 2" AEV lift and 35's later this summer. About to install the Goose Gear platforms inside. I do have a write up exactly what I did in the builds section. I'm taking it to Colorado next...
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